The next 40 days

Friday, April 9, 2021

There is a fatigue that happens as you cross the finish line of a marathon. Recovery starts at the finish line because you are depleted. That's how I feel.

I recently led the "40 days of No Complaints Challenge" here on the blog. At church, we also finished a 40-day prayer challenge which culminated with Easter, one of our busiest times of the year. 

Just like a marathoner crossing a finish line, my recovery starts now. I learned that the best way to recover is to practice active recovery. Just because I ran a lot, I don't get to sit on a couch and stop. I need to move my body gently. I need great nutrition and hydration. I also need rest. 

In a spiritual and mental sense, recovery means staying at the feet of Jesus. Reading the Bible as a habit. Praying without ceasing and hearing what God has to say about my next project.

I'm the type of girl who wants to involve God in every area of my life. I want to inquire about my personal and professional life. No detail is too small for God. 

That's where I am. 

I do have goals for the next 40 days. They are quite boring so I'm not creating a challenge to go along with those goals. I find that it is more of a challenge to quietly achieve goals than to have a crew with me. There is value in both. The latter is more challenging. 

That's where I am. I know God will meet me here.